Knowledge of and Preparedness for COVID19 Among Somali Healthcare Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study
Nov 29

Knowledge of and Preparedness for COVID19 Among Somali Healthcare Professionals: A Cross-Sectional Study

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes an infectious respiratory illness that spreads
through saliva and nasal droplets. The first cases of COVID-19 surfaced in China at the
end of 2019, and the World Health Organization declared the disease a pandemic on March
11th, 2020. As of April 4th, 2021, there were over 131.1 million confirmed cases of
COVID-19 globally. The true extent of COVID-19, however, is difficult to assess in many
limited-resource countries, where the infrastructure, guidance, and resources necessary to control an outbreak are scarce. According to the Global Health Security Index, Somalia ranks 194
out of 195 countries in preparedness for a globally catastrophic biological event. The full article is here.

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